At Connamara, we are extraordinarily proud of our outstanding software engineers, business analysts, network specialists, operations staff, business development team, and administrative and support staff. Without exception, they are smart, honest, fair-minded individuals. They care deeply about their families, their friends, and their communities. They work hard and they play hard. They are Connamarians.

They come to Connamara, and stay at Connamara, because:

They are intrigued by the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of markets and trading

They want to be intellectually challenged

They like to think creatively and take risks

They enjoy interaction with clients and prospective clients

They want a high-level of responsibility and decision-making authority

They like to work collaboratively in a tight-knit supportive environment

They want to do important, meaningful work

Benefits

Connamara Workplace Benefits

Office near CTA and Metra transit options in the Loop

Access to free food of your choosing via Peapod

Bike storage

Fitness center in the building

Traditional Benefits

Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Employee medical, dental, and vision insurance – fully paid by employer

20 days paid time off per year

9 paid holidays per year

401(k) retirement plan

Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, medical, and dependent care

Employee Assistance Program

Current Openings

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Connamara is seeking to add an Agile Business Lead to our team. At Connamara the Agile Business Lead fills a critical role on our cross-functional teams delivering business value to clients. In this role, you will sit between the business stakeholders of our clients and Connamara designers and engineers, communicating business use cases through user stories, features, and automated acceptance tests to the rest of the team.

You will be responsible for managing the team’s work schedule while being mindful of the priorities and timelines of our clients. Reporting directly to Connamara senior management, you will be responsible and accountable for all aspects of project management. You will be accountable for schedule, budget, and scope of the project.  You will be responsible for scheduling and conducting stand-up meetings, the maintenance of agile project management tools (kanban boards, burndown charts, end-date calculation charts), prioritization of work, and design and implementation of automated acceptance tests.

Connamara is a team of high performing software engineers, UI/Ux designers, project managers, and analysts working in capital markets located in the Chicago Loop. We are dedicated to fulfilling the business goals of our clients through certainty of delivery while maintaining the highest of quality standards. We attain our mission through the use of agile software developments methods honed over twenty years of practice. Our clients include top proprietary trading firms, brokers, and exchanges from Wall Street to LaSalle Street to the City of London.

At Connamara, we highly value work/life balance and are looking for a team member who feels the same way. You won’t be asked to work crushing hours, and you will be able to maintain a flexible schedule. While we expect a high degree of independence, energy and quality output, we also believe in having a good time. Workplace benefits include an office near CTA and Metra transit options in the Loop, access to free food of your choosing via Peapod, bike storage, fitness center in the building, and more. Traditional compensation and benefits include:
  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – fully paid by employer
  • 20 days paid time off per year
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, medical, and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program

Skills & Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree required; Computer Science, Engineering, or Math
  • Ability to analyze complex business problems and convey solutions through user stories, features, and automated tests
  • Ability to communicate well with client business stakeholders, software engineers, and designers
  • Experience designing and implementing automated integration tests to demonstrate feature completeness
  • Experience with an automated testing framework like Cucumber
  • Experience using GitHub a plus
  • Experience using ZenHub a plus
  • Financial / Capital Markets experience a plus
  • FIX Protocol experience a plus

About Connamara

At Connamara, we highly value work/life balance and are looking for team members who feel the same way. You won’t be asked to work crushing hours and you will be able to maintain a flexible schedule. While we expect a high degree of energy and quality output. Workplace benefits include a ping-pong table, a putting green, access to free food of your choosing, bike storage and more.

Our clients are some of the biggest names in capital markets including; exchanges, proprietary traders, hedge funds, and brokerages. We have been practicing agile methods before agile was a thing. Our culture is one of respect for ideas, openness of opinion, and always striving for improvement. We value innovative thinking and trying new approaches to problems. But overall, we recognize that we are only as good as the solutions we deliver for our clients.

Connamara Systems, located in the financial district of downtown Chicago.

Contact careers@connamara.com for more information.

Connamara Systems is seeking an Agile Trading Systems Engineer to add to our team. The Agile Trading Systems Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing various trading applications, and participating in all aspects of the development lifecycle. 

We are seeking candidates who have an interest in building real time distributed systems using C++, Java, Go or C#.

A successful candidate must be willing to solve complex software problems, design, develop, and debug solutions in a collaborative environment, using multiple languages. They will also understand the value of automated testing, test driven design, and agile development practices.

We have applications in production that span technologies including C++, Java, C#, Go and Ruby/Rails. These applications include user interfaces, high-frequency trading platforms, risk management systems, exchange matching engines, market data and order routing adapters.

Connamara is a team of high performing polyglot software engineers, UI/Ux designers, project managers, and analysts working in capital markets located in the Chicago Loop. We are dedicated to fulfilling the business goals of our clients through certainty of delivery while maintaining the highest of quality standards. We attain our mission through the use of agile software developments methods honed over twenty years of practice. Our clients include top proprietary trading firms, brokers, and exchanges from Wall Street to LaSalle Street to the City of London.

At Connamara, we highly value work/life balance and are looking for a team member who feels the same way. You won’t be asked to work crushing hours, and you will be able to maintain a flexible schedule. While we expect a high degree of independence, energy and quality output, we also believe in having a good time. Workplace benefits include an office near CTA and Metra transit options in the Loop, access to free food of your choosing via Peapod, bike storage, fitness center in the building, and more. Traditional compensation and benefits include: 

  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – fully paid by employer
  • 20 days paid time off per year
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, medical, and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program

Skills & Requirements 

  • Undergraduate Degree required; Computer Science, Engineering, or Math 
  • Ability to solve complex software problems, design, develop, and debug solutions in a collaborative environment, using multiple languages. 
  • Understand the value of unit testing, test driven design, and agile development practices.
  • Experience using GitHub a plus
  • Experience using ZenHub a plus
  • Financial / Capital Markets experience a plus
  • FIX Protocol experience a plus